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Title: 2016 Forum Awards: Most Likely to Become Part of Their Computer
Post by: Grand Master Lomandalis on March 17, 2017, 07:35:13 PM
Vote now...
Title: Re: 2016 Forum Awards: Most Likely to Become Part of Their Computer
Post by: Cavalier on March 18, 2017, 08:00:08 AM
Guilty as charged!  ;D ;D ;D ;D I work from home! Is that an excuse? Probably not
Title: Re: 2016 Forum Awards: Most Likely to Become Part of Their Computer
Post by: Irisado on March 18, 2017, 08:23:29 AM
You have a long way to go before you break into the top ten of 40K Online addicts: http://www.40konline.com/index.php?action=stats (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?action=stats) :D.
Title: Re: 2016 Forum Awards: Most Likely to Become Part of Their Computer
Post by: Alienscar on March 18, 2017, 10:32:13 AM
I wish that those stats could be made more relevant as most of the names in the lists haven't posted on this site for years. I would much prefer to see stats that relate to the people that are actually contributing to this site.
Title: Re: 2016 Forum Awards: Most Likely to Become Part of Their Computer
Post by: Irisado on March 18, 2017, 11:45:03 AM
There are some great contributors on that list, so even though a great many of them are no longer active, their contributions were immensely valuable, so it's right that they should be recognised by the forum statistics.
Title: Re: 2016 Forum Awards: Most Likely to Become Part of Their Computer
Post by: Alienscar on March 18, 2017, 01:03:14 PM
And I didn't mean to imply otherwise. I just said I wish some of the stats could show me something about the current posters. Seeing the likes of Hymirl, Rasmus & FMG in the lists tells me nothing about the current state of this site.

Ah well, lies, damn lies and statistics as they say.
Title: Re: 2016 Forum Awards: Most Likely to Become Part of Their Computer
Post by: The GrimSqueaker on March 18, 2017, 01:05:07 PM
The state of the nation is strong. Stay indoors.
Title: Re: 2016 Forum Awards: Most Likely to Become Part of Their Computer
Post by: Alienscar on March 18, 2017, 01:11:39 PM
Is that a reference to one of lies that I was on about? Most accidents happen in the home so nothing safe about staying indoors
Title: Re: 2016 Forum Awards: Most Likely to Become Part of Their Computer
Post by: The GrimSqueaker on March 18, 2017, 01:12:46 PM
More a reference to this series of skits.  :)

Remain Indoors - The Quiz Broadcast Pt. I - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN0ixdOsrY0)
Title: Re: 2016 Forum Awards: Most Likely to Become Part of Their Computer
Post by: Grand Master Lomandalis on March 18, 2017, 01:32:20 PM
Of those stats, I'd say the least important is the one that chronicles time spent online.  You can rig that to your advantage by leaving the website open in its own browser for two years if you want to catch up to Rummy.  All it counts is the time your account is logged in.  I've been with this website since 2002 and I close the browser after I am finished; I've only logged 123 days worth of time in all those years.

The most important stat for users, in my opinion, is the most topics started.  I believe half of those people are still mostly active.

The website has been around in this form for 15 years, add in the time of EldarOnline before that and there are bound to be some impressive numbers.  Hell, we've technically been around longer than Warseer, but that's only because it was originally known as Portent...
Title: Re: 2016 Forum Awards: Most Likely to Become Part of Their Computer
Post by: The GrimSqueaker on March 18, 2017, 01:35:37 PM
Actually, you have to be active every 15 mins or so or the counter stops updating and the server considers you logged off. That's why people with long drafts get upset as the work can be lost if you're not careful with your time management.
Title: Re: 2016 Forum Awards: Most Likely to Become Part of Their Computer
Post by: Grand Master Lomandalis on March 18, 2017, 01:38:15 PM
Actually, you have to be active every 15 mins or so or the counter stops updating and the server considers you logged off. That's why people with long drafts get upset as the work can be lost if you're not careful with your time management.

Huh... so you really have no life!   ;D
Title: Re: 2016 Forum Awards: Most Likely to Become Part of Their Computer
Post by: The GrimSqueaker on March 18, 2017, 01:41:01 PM
Many moons ago, prior to the advent of smart phones and when dinosaurs roamed the earth, there were many overnight projects requiring regular monitoring but with plenty of faff around time inbetween. You'd be surprised how much online time you can rack up during 12-16 hr shifts.
Title: Re: 2016 Forum Awards: Most Likely to Become Part of Their Computer
Post by: Grand Master Lomandalis on March 18, 2017, 01:43:21 PM
Even when the forums were at their busiest, I don't recall there ever being a need to be that active on the boards lol.  At some point you must have been going through topics you've already read.
Title: Re: 2016 Forum Awards: Most Likely to Become Part of Their Computer
Post by: The GrimSqueaker on March 18, 2017, 01:46:32 PM
That and also researching and drafting Discussion Board posts during the Troublesome Times.
Title: Re: 2016 Forum Awards: Most Likely to Become Part of Their Computer
Post by: Grand Master Lomandalis on March 18, 2017, 01:49:31 PM
Ah yes... the Troublesome Times.

Which were those again?  You may have to be more specific?
Title: Re: 2016 Forum Awards: Most Likely to Become Part of Their Computer
Post by: The GrimSqueaker on March 18, 2017, 01:51:27 PM
2002-2008 I believe. With parts of 2001 and 2009, to be more specific. For those who liked the rules being fast and loose go way back in the Discussion threads and see people losing their amphetamine parrot on a very regular basis.

Edit: Narrowed the year range. Old age, memory issues, prophecies of the ancients.
Title: Re: 2016 Forum Awards: Most Likely to Become Part of Their Computer
Post by: Irisado on March 18, 2017, 01:56:48 PM
Reviewing lots of army lists and articles also meant a lot of time spent online ;).

I just said I wish some of the stats could show me something about the current posters. Seeing the likes of Hymirl, Rasmus & FMG in the lists tells me nothing about the current state of this site.

The current state of the site is partially reflected by the stats at the bottom of the link I posted.  There's no way to highlight only active members on that page by default though.
Title: Re: 2016 Forum Awards: Most Likely to Become Part of Their Computer
Post by: Alienscar on March 25, 2017, 05:12:10 PM
Congratulations Cav a landslide victory.
Title: Re: 2016 Forum Awards: Most Likely to Become Part of Their Computer
Post by: Irisado on March 25, 2017, 07:39:56 PM
Indeed.  This means more of the same is expected throughout 2017 and beyond :).
Title: Re: 2016 Forum Awards: Most Likely to Become Part of Their Computer
Post by: Cavalier on March 27, 2017, 03:05:19 PM
Damn right! lol  ;D ;D ;D Such infamy... I'll never live it down!